Childhood + quiet Liaohe - Chapter 05
“Old turtle calf!”
The sick grandfather dragged his grandmother to death, and angry eyes flashed in his turbid eyes: “old turtle calf! You’re going to risk again, aren’t you? ”
“You let me go,”
my grandmother carried a bamboo basket full of fresh eggs and tried to break away from my grandfather’s dry arm: “you are as bold as a rabbit, and you dare not do anything. Are you waiting for your family to starve to death?
If you’re hungry, you’re old enough to be buried in the neck. However, what should our grandson do and eat? Will you go hungry with you?
“But, this is speculation and speculation.”
grandfather shook his head helplessly: “the government won’t let it. Once it is caught by the people of the management office, it will not only confiscate, but also fight, wander and deduct work points!”
“Hum, I’m not afraid of it.”
grandma said firmly: “I’m not afraid. My old Mrs. Zhang has never seen anything in the world. Are the Japanese evil or not? I still do smuggling business under their noses. Is the Eighth Route Army powerful or not? I also bypass their blockade line and carry rice into Liaoyang City? Hum, I’m not afraid. I’m not afraid of anything. In this world, if you want to live, you have to work hard. Otherwise, you have to wait for starvation to die! ”
looking at Grandma’s slightly arched back, staggering a pair of deformed feet, carrying a heavy bamboo basket, and walking out of the house without looking back, my grandfather grinned bitterly: “ah, this old turtle calf!
I can’t help her, but it is also, “my grandfather murmured to himself:
well, over the years, thanks to the old bieduzi’s adventurous wandering around in the wind, struggling to earn some hard money, and pulling the children up step by step, otherwise, if it had been for me, I would have stayed at home so poor that the family would have been starving !
“Grandfather,” I asked, holding my grandfather’s dry hand: “grandfather, what is grandma doing?
my grandfather replied, “your grandmother has been doing business all her life, but now, the government does not allow ordinary people to do business. If you grasp it, you will be severely punished! However, your grandmother is born to be so bold, in order to support the family, in order to make a living, your grandmother often goes out to take risks
My grandfather stroked my shoulder: “Li, grandson, your grandmother in order to let you eat delicious food, this is not, and risk to go.”
When I heard my grandfather’s words, my heart was warm. I suddenly fell in love with my grandmother: “grandma, grandma.”
My grandfather took a look at me and said with deep feeling: “your grandmother, how dare you want to be? How dare you be? Early. In the puppet Manchukuo period, the Japanese did not allow the Chinese to eat rice and white flour. If they caught them, they were economic criminals. If they could not deal with you, they would have to work hard and build blockhouses for Japan. In the end, none of them came back alive. However, it’s a person. It’s not greedy to eat acorn noodles for the next meal. If you eat it, you can’t even get rid of the excrement.
So people eat it secretly.
As soon as your grandmother saw that it was profitable, she secretly got wheat, ground it into flour, steamed bread and sold it.
Your grandmother and I get up in the middle of the night, secretly grind the flour and steam a drawer of steamed bread. Your grandmother puts the steamed bread at the bottom of the wicker basket with a layer of reed leaves on it. On the top, there is a pile of pig grass. When the day is just dawning, we pick up the wicker basket and pretend to be playing pig grass. At that time, the greedy people all understand this When I saw your grandmother coming, she asked me in a roundabout way. If she was a familiar person, she would tell them that I have steamed bread. Would you like to eat it?
If you want to, get the money.
At that time, it was no fun! Once they are caught, they will go to jail. ”
In the evening, grandma walked into the house with a small empty bamboo basket. My grandfather pretended to sneer: “Oh, old turtle calf! You are back. I thought you were caught by the management office! ”
“Hum, old man,”
grandma ignored her grandfather. She put the bamboo basket on the wooden cabinet, and then jumped on the Kang excitedly. Grandma sat on the edge of the Kang and pulled out a lot of loose coins from her pocket: “smooth, smooth. Today, the first day of opening, it’s so smooth. I didn’t expect that wow, old man, this official is more and more hostile The easier it is to make money if you want to do something. Do you believe it or not, an egg can earn a cent, haha. ”
Grandma said with a smile: “Oh, I really earn a lot. I can only earn a few points after working in the production team for a month, grandson,”
seeing me staring at her face for a long time, my grandmother put down the loose money in her hand, took out a small paper bag with pride and handed it to my hand. I touched it, but it was still slightly hot. My grandmother kindly unfolded the small paper bag, revealing a fragrance “Eat it, grandson, it’s still hot. My grandmother bought it for you with the money from selling eggs. Tomorrow, grandma will sell eggs and earn money, and I’ll give you a fire to eat.”
I greedily chewed a mouthful of hot pancakes, and I laughed in my heart: grandma, it’s really fun. It’s called huoshao!
“Ho ho ho”
my grandfather continued to sneer: “laobieduzi! Look, you stink, almost beautiful nose bubble, today, what day, you know, this, is Sunday, official rest, you don’t get cheap also sell good, wait for tomorrow, the official go to work, you try again, enough to deal with! ”
“Old man, I’m not afraid. I haven’t experienced any wind and rain. The officials just arrest me and don’t let me sell them. I’ll play hide and seek the blind and fight guerrillas with them. Haha, it’s much easier than breaking through the blockade line in those years!”
while I was eating the pancakes, I asked my grandmother in a puzzled way: “grandma, what blockade have you broken through?”
grandma took a piece of corn potstickers handed over by Er Gu, took a big bite, and then drank a mouthful of cabbage soup. As she chewed, she said with pride: “in those years, the national army and the eighth route opened the pot. On the road in front of our house, soldiers were all day long, either the national army or the eighth route. The two families were like big saws. Come on I’ll go. I’ll go. You’ll come. Hehe, the eighth route has surrounded the national army in Liaoyang City. It’s good. The grain in the city is tense. It’s expensive. The farmers outside the city, seeing that this is a chance to earn money, sneak into the city carrying their grain and changing clothes with the people in the city. ”
I looked at my grandmother in surprise: “grandma, what can I do if someone catches me?
“Hehe, it’s OK. At that time, the two sides were not very strict with each other. When they saw the smugglers, they yelled and fired a few shots, and then they fell down. My grandmother is a woman’s family. She follows the old men and breaks through the blockade again and again. The old men can carry 100 Jin, and I can carry 100 Jin, which is no less than them. ”
“Granny is so energetic!”
“Since my grandmother’s back hurts, I’m a little tired, but I’m tired. On one occasion, my grandmother carried her grain and returned with her clothes. When she was halfway there, the gun rang out in front of her. Then, the cannon rang again. We were so scared that we all lay down under the roadbed, and no one dared to stretch out his head. ”
“Grandma, what’s going on?”
I stopped chewing and looked at my grandmother.
Grandma paused: “I don’t know how long the sound of guns has been. After it was completely dark that day, the sound of guns and guns gradually decreased. We people were sleepy, hungry and lack, but no one dared to move. I thought that I would always pick my head like this. When it was a head, I would stand up and walk along the road. When other men looked at it, they would immediately One by one, we walked out a few miles, and suddenly found that there were many figures shaking in front of us. When we came closer, we saw that it was No.8 road. We were cleaning up the guns on the ground, carrying the wounded number and burying the dead. As we move forward, there will be more and more dead and wounded. Those who have broken their brains, those who have broken their hearts, those who have blown up their arms and legs, and those who have not even their heads. Alas, we are so scared that we dare not take a close look at them. ”
“Grandma, who’s fighting with whom?”
“Hey, who else can there be? The national army and the Ba Lu Bai, alas, they are all Chinese. Why is it necessary? Alas, the dead and injured are young and beautiful young men with donkey quack. It’s a pity that whose children don’t feel sad. Alas,”
the old aunt added: “that battle really killed a lot of people Now, a martyr cemetery has been built in that place. During the Qingming Festival, the teacher also led us there to sweep the tomb. The teacher also told us about this
my grandfather waved his hand: “old turtle calf! Don’t mention your glorious history. It’s getting late. Go to bed
In order to earn some poor loose money and buy me some delicious food, my old grandmother, regardless of my grandfather’s dissuasion, resolutely took up a small bamboo basket and risked being caught and wrestled with, and started a business that was too big: the egg trade on the street.
Grandma went from house to house to collect eggs. After filling the basket with bamboo baskets, grandma covered them with a handkerchief, boarded the commuter train of the iron and steel plant, and slipped to the nearby steel plant. She secretly traded eggs with steel workers. Each egg earned a small profit that was not worth mentioning.
In those hot years, this was illegal and was denounced by the government as follows: speculation is to be severely punished and must be resolutely banned.
It’s easy to do business, pay money and count eggs on the other hand. It’s a headache for grandma to deal with the government. She must try her best to sell her fresh eggs, and keep a high degree of vigilance at the same time. She should ambush with government officials and play hide and seek with them like a little child.
The managers were dressed in plain clothes, sometimes even dressed as iron and steel workers who bought eggs. Grandma threw herself into the net more than once, full of a bamboo blue egg, all confiscated, and all the money in her pocket was collected. Then, she was thrown into the study class and chewed on her hard nest for several days with tears.
Every evening, my aunt and I leaned against the wooden window, anxiously looking forward to grandma’s safe return.
“What’s going to happen to mom today?”
The old lady frowned and muttered.
“No,” I confidently comforted the old lady, “no, my grandmother is very clever and won’t be caught by them
With a crash, the door of the house was pushed open heavily. My grandmother walked into the room tired. My aunt and I rushed to my grandmother: “Mom –”
If grandma is happy, it must have sold out chicken eggs successfully and made some poor loose money. At this moment, grandma will be very proud “Today, ha, an old guy caught me again. He grabbed my bamboo blue and was about to take out his ID card for me to see. I took advantage of the opportunity that he let go, swished around and put together He ran away with his life. The old man was a little old. His legs were not very neat. He didn’t catch up with me. I ran out of the residential area and got into the alley. Haha, I happened to meet a big buyer. He sold a basket of eggs to him, which saved a lot of heart! ”
Then, grandma happily took out a piece of hot steamed bread and stuffed it into my hand: “grandson, take advantage of the heat, eat it quickly!”
If grandma came into the room with empty hands and a pale face, I don’t need to ask. My grandmother must have fallen on the hands of the management personnel again today. After 10000 words of good words, she didn’t throw her into the class.
the old lady looked timidly at her desperate grandmother, and I held her big cold hand: “grandma,” @ @
“eh –” @ @
my grandmother suddenly burst out a string of sour tears: “grandson, grandma has been arrested by the management office today, all the eggs have been confiscated, grandma can’t do it, the money has been collected, and she didn’t buy it for the grandson Eat, eh — “
” Mom, “
the second aunt brought a bowl of hot soup:” Mom, don’t get angry, it’s confiscated today, and tomorrow, try to earn it back, Mom — have some food! ”
grandma pushed away the hot soup, and even her clothes were not taken off, so she got into the bed: “I don’t eat, I’m not hungry!”
Although the story of Liao River is not the same as the story of Don river, the focus is on the same land. Therefore, we use the title of quiet Don River to write Liaohe.
Gregory, the loyal son of Don River and the pride of Cossacks, fought bravely for the interests of his own nation and for the land of the Don Cossacks, even women. Of course, in order to keep the land of Don Cossacks, Gregory used all kinds of means, frequent exchanges with the red and white forces, and its purpose was only one: to protect the land However, Gregory failed to protect the land of the Don river. The author of the article is full of contradictions. It can be seen from the lines that Sholokhov is full of deep feelings for Cossacks.
Due to the atmosphere at that time, the author was inconvenient and did not dare to speak directly. However, careful readers could taste it.
Last night, while drinking, I replayed the last episode of the movie still don. When I saw Gregory returning home in despair with his little son in his arms, my heart trembled again: the fate of Cossacks is so miserable.
The tragedy of the Don River reminds me of my hometown today. The picturesque scenery has long been a past and a memory.
The water of Liaohe River is becoming more and more dry and bitter. The fresh water taken from the well is often covered with a layer of disgusting oil stains. The cultivated land is not only deteriorating, but also decreasing day by day. People have made every effort to build houses everywhere, leaving me happy memories of the small pond, which has become a stinking pool. In a few years, it will have to be filled with garbage, You have to build a house, too.
What’s more, the sky in my hometown has even floated yellow sand, covering the sky and covering the sun, especially at the end of the world.
In order to survive, people fight against each other and cheat on each other That’s why I have to rewrite the writing passion of my teacher.
In the face of these, in addition to exclamation, there is nothing to do.
I wish the hometown can be better, and may God bless the people of the hometown, not become a miserable Cossack and leave their hometown in the background.
The land of Cossacks was taken away by the powerful government, while the land of Liaohe River, if it goes on like this, is to humble itself, and the result is the same.